The value of food fortification as a public health intervention: Making iodine fortification of bread mandatory in Tasmania successfully improved population iodine levels

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Date: Feb. 19, 2018
From: The Medical Journal of Australia(Vol. 208, Issue 3)
Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company Limited
Document Type: Article
Length: 49 words

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The article discusses HOW Iodine is a micronutrient essential for thyroid hormone synthesis and inadequate dietary intake is associated with preventable iodine deficiency disorders, including neurological impairment, goitre, and hypothyroidism. The ways in which making iodine fortification of bread mandatory in Tasmania successfully improved population iodine levels is highlighted.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A531546797